There has been plenty of roster movement between NHL teams and the taxi squad on a daily basis this season. As CapFriendly observed, there have been over 2,200 transactions already this season when there are usually closer to around 600 at this point of the year. Although some major names may be highlighted in separate articles, this is where you’ll find the majority of that shuffle news each day.
- The Senators announced that they have recalled goaltender Filip Gustavsson from the taxi squad in a move that was anticipated with Matt Murray not being available tonight. Artem Anisimov – who cleared waivers earlier this week – was sent to the taxi squad to make room on the roster.
- With Toronto’s AHL season set to get underway on Monday, the Maple Leafs shuffled around their taxi squad as they announced that they’ve sent defenseman Rasmus Sandin, winger Nicholas Robertson, and center Adam Brooks to the minors while recalling blueliner Martin Marincin and winger Scott Sabourin.
- The Canadiens have recalled center Nick Suzuki from the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. Montreal sent him down on Friday to free up a bit of cap space but there was no doubt that the second-year player would be recalled for tonight’s game against Toronto.
- The Vancouver Canucks announced they have activated forward Jayce Hawryluk off of long-term injured reserve and have placed forward Justin Bailey onto injured reserve. Hawryluk, who signed with Vancouver this offseason, is now eligible to play after missing the first part of the season due to an undisclosed injury. Hawryluk played in 26 games between the Florida Panthers and the Ottawa Senators last season, scoring three goals and 10 points. Bailey has played three games for the Canucks with no points.
- The Calgary Flames recalled defenseman Connor Mackey from the taxi squad, according to Sportsnet’s Pat Steinberg. Mackey is expected to make his NHL debut tonight against Vancouver. Mackey spent the past three years at Minnesota State – Mankato. CapFriendly reports the team also swapped out forwards, recalling Byron Froese from the taxi squad, while sending Brett Ritchie back to the taxi squad.
- The Wild announced that they’ve recalled defenseman Matt Bartkowski from the taxi squad and promoted blueliner Louis Belpedio from AHL Iowa to the taxi squad to fill Bartkowski’s vacancy. Bartkowski has played in 255 career NHL games but hasn’t played in a regular season game since 2018-19 though he suited up once in the bubble last summer.
- The Golden Knights announced a pair of taxi squad recalls. Joining the group from AHL Henderson are winger Patrick Brown and goaltender Logan Thompson. Thompson’s recall is notable in that it suggests Oscar Dansk will be brought up to the NHL roster again which means Robin Lehner is likely unavailable today against San Jose.
- The Winnipeg Jets announced they have recalled forward Kristian Vesalainen, who is expected to fill in for injured center Pierre-Luc Dubois who is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury and is out for today’s game.
- The Anaheim Ducks have swapped out prospect goaltenders. CapFriendly reports that the team has recalled Lukas Dostal from the San Diego Gulls of the AHL and put him on the practice squad, while reversing a similar transaction for Olle Eriksson Ek.
- The Capitals announced that they’ve promoted goaltender Pheonix Copley to the taxi squad from AHL Hershey. Ilya Samsonov is still working his way back from COVID-19 so the move gives Washington a bit of insurance for the time being.
- The Sabres have shuffled up their taxi squad, announcing that they have recalled defenseman Jacob Bryson plus forwards C.J. Smith and Steven Fogarty while assigning Dustin Tokarski to AHL Rochester.
- The Devils’ farm team in Binghamton announced a series of transactions. Defenseman Kevin Bahl plus wingers Nolan Foote and Mikhail Maltsev were all sent from the taxi squad to the AHL while goaltender Gilles Senn was recalled to the taxi squad. The last move paved the way for New Jersey to loan Aaron Dell to Binghamton on a conditioning stint.
- CapFriendly reports that the Boston Bruins have assigned forward Karson Kuhlman to the taxi squad. Kuhlman was recalled Friday on an emergency loan, but wasn’t needed for Saturday’s game.
- The Carolina Hurricanes
- The Hurricanes announced that Alex Nedeljkovic will get the start tonight which means he has been recalled from the taxi squad. The 25-year-old will make his second start of the season as he serves as Carolina’s backup with Petr Mrazek recovering from thumb surgery.
- The Detroit Red Wings announced they have recalled forward Mathias Brome from the taxi squad. The 26-year-old has appeared in 13 games for the Red Wings, but have yet to register his first NHL point.
- The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled Mikael Hakkarainen from the Rockford Ice Hogs of the AHL to the team’s taxi squad, according to NHL.com’s Brandon Cain. The transaction was likely to fill the minimum roster spots needed on the taxi squad.
This page will be updated throughout the day.